Thursday, April 10, 2008

Opening the StarotGate with Daniel Craig.

I have written recently on the life and death of Heath Ledger and for me it was a startling revelation to find out that he had died on the same day as Berenger Sauniere see:

It was even more strange for me when I started to see the links with the Tarot see:

I mentioned previously that I plan to write an article on The Fool of the tarot and how it relates to Mel Gibson and Matt Damon. While watching TV last night I saw an add for the next Daniel Craig movie called Flashbacks of a Fool. This struck me instantly and if we delve into Mr Craig's past and future films I think that yet again a pattern emerges. In particular his last role I, Lucifer which is still in production is a film which resonates strongly with 2010 the year in which it will be released. Lucifer being the new sun that is formed from the planet Jupiter in 2010. In Flashback of a Fool it should be noted that he plays alongside an actress who is simply known as Eve no second name. I wonder oh wonder why she was picked for that part.

I, Lucifer (2010) (in production) .... Lucifer
Quantum of Solace (2008) (filming) .... James Bond... aka B22 (UK: promotional abbreviation)
Defiance (2008) (post-production) .... Tuvia Bielski
Flashbacks of a Fool (2008) The topic of our current Tarot debate
One reviewer said:

"A hedonistic British actor''s Hollywood career is starting to nosedive as he hits his 40s. The death of his best friend from his English seaside childhood causes him to journey back home for the funeral, and prompts flashbacks to the tragedy that forced him to flee for a new life."

The Golden Compass (2007) .... Lord Asriel
The Invasion (2007) .... Ben Driscoll
Casino Royale (2006) .... James Bond... aka James Bond 007

Daniel Craig has already worked for the goddess M as James Bond. Could "JB" mean "John the Baptist" and if so doesnt JTB resonate more with The Hanging Man. Yet as Bond he always kills the King and takes his woman. He is the most fit suitor and therefore resonates more with THE FOOL. It is as Crowley says "confusing". The role of Bond also connects directly to Crowley.

Daniel Craig a man seeking Illumination in TombRaider.

Now I'm sure that if I put my mind to it I could watch all those films and put up a string of pictures to illustrate my point but in this case I think it would be just a waste of time. It's fairly obvious that Mr Craig has an Illuminated agenda one might say. It's also fairly blatant that the roles he plays are based more often than not on tarot archetypes. This brings us to an important point. If all the cards and thus their corresponding archetypes are linked then isn't it no wonder that we are constantly seeing links between the actors their names and the roles and names of the characters they play. As Aferrismoon says "it's a LIVING TAROT" its the actors who are living it. But WHY?

Here is some of Aleister Crowley's interpretations of The Fool Tarot Card.

"This card is attributed to the letter Aleph, which means an Ox, but by its shape the Hebrew letter (so it is said) represents a plough- share; thus the significance is primarily Phallic. It is the first of the three Mother letters, Aleph, Mem, and Shin, which correspond in various interwoven fashions with all the triads that occur in these cards, notably Fire, Water, Air; Father, Mother, Son; Sulphur, Salt, Mercury; Rajas, Sattvas and Tamas.
The really important feature of this card is that its number should be 0. It represents therefore the Negative above the Tree of Life, the source of all things. It is the Qabalistic Zero. It is the equation of the Universe, the initial and final balance of the opposites; Air, in this card, therefore quintessentially means a vacuum.
In the medieval pack, the title of the card is Le Mat, adapted from the Italian Matto, madman or fool; the propriety of this title will be considered later. But there is another, or (one might say) a complementary, theory. If one assumes that the Tarot is of Egyptian origin, one may suppose that Mat (this card being the key card of the whole pack) really stands for Maut, the vulture goddess, who is an earlier and more sublime modification of the idea of Nuith than Isis.
There are two legends connected with the vulture. It is supposed to have a spiral neck; this may possibly have reference to the theory (recently revived by Einstein, but mentioned by Zoroaster in his Oracles) that the shape of the Universe, the form of that energy which is called the Universe, is spiral.

The other legend is that the vulture was supposed to reproduce her species by the intervention of the wind; in other words, the eleinent of air is considered as the father of all manifested existence. There is a parallel in Anaximenes' school of Greek philosophy.
This card is therefore both the father and the mother, in the most abstract form of these ideas. This is not a confusion, but a deliberate identification of the male and the female, which is justified by biology. The fertilized ovum is sexually neutral. It is only Some unknown determinant in the course of development which decides the issue.
It is necessary to acclimatise oneself to this at first sight strange, idea. As soon as one has made up one's mind to consider the feminine aspect of things, the masculine element should immediately appear in the same flash of thought to counterbalance it. This identification is complete in itself) philosophically speaking; it is only later that one must consider the question of the result of formulating Zero as "plus I plus minus I". The result of so doing is to formulate the idea of Tetragrammaton."

"Note that 'Fool' is derived from 'follis', a wind-bag. Even etymology gives the attribution to Air. Also, to puff out the cheeks is a gesture implying readiness to create, in the sign-language of Naples. Worse, some English Guardians of Democracy impute folly to others by the "Razzberry".

I am reminded by this Razzberry reference of The Two Ronnie's who did a comedy sketch once called "The Phantom Raspberry Blower" which was a piss take of "Jack the Ripper".


Michael Skaggs said...

Oh wow! This is a great piece! I have to re-read this again to absorb it all! Awesome work!

Michael Skaggs said...

Another thing came to mind, when you asked why are these actors taking roles of the Tarot...maybe it has to do with a view of themselves as gods? Maybe they consider each role they play as "another life" they breath energy/power into...might go hand in hand with the energy manipulation of the masses. Intriguing article though!

aferrismoon said...

The 2 Ronnies Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town. Amazing stuff, it was almost frightening.